[sust-mar] WANTED - caretakers wanted for rural property in 2018 North Shore NS

Wilma van der Veen wwolfvan at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 1 08:47:21 EDT 2017

Are you in a situation where you are wanting to live the rural farming (or similar) life but are unable to afford to purchase or lease land? We have an amazing opportunity for interested person(s), ideally suited to a couple or two single people. We are seeking caretakers for our farm while we volunteer overseas. We are located between Pictou & Tatamagouche in Nova Scotia, Canada. We are offering a place to stay for free while we are away in exchange for taking care of our chickens, dogs, cats and our place. We have a modest 2 bedroom home, wood stove heat, solar power for most our electrical needs, several small greenhouses and other infrastructure.  We have asparagus beds that one person can maintain (hand weeding!!), to harvest and sell in order to garner some income, in exchange for maintaining the beds weed free.  We are offering folks the chance to try their hand at market gardening/small scale farming (using non-agribusiness methods, non-certified organic methods) for the 2018 season. We have the land & equipment that would be needed. You will need your own vehicle.  The only costs to be covered by caretakers would be their food & utilities (phone & internet, electricity, some propane for cooking, some wood for woodstove). We are looking for folks who are seeking to live a self-sufficient, environmentally sustainable lifestyle.  Some experience with farm animals is ideal but a love of animals is required.  Experience with woodstove heat is also necessary.  References will be required.  Unfortunately you can’t have your own pets as we are a full house with our own and this is non-negotiable. At a minimum Feb 1 - Aug 31 but can negotiate longer on both ends, with a possibility of permanent caretaking with the right person(s). Only serious inquiries please. Send an email to wwolfvan at yahoo dot com. 

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